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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Clos Saint-Jean Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
Clos Saint-Jean Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
(search item no. 114480)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $48.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The classic bottling at the prestigious Clos Saint Jean is their "Vieilles Vignes" Chateauneuf du Pape. This cuvee "Vieilles Vignes", from 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, Cinsault, Vaccareze and Muscardin is produced from the oldest vines of the estate and is made only for the US market.
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About Clos Saint-Jean:

The prestigious Clos Saint Jean is run by the fourth generation of the Tacussel/Maurel family - Vincent and Pascal Maurel - under the tutelage of renowned oenologist Philippe Cambie. Clos Saint-Jean is considered by critics, sommeliers, and consumers alike to be among the top properties of the Southern Rhone. Robert Parker comments, “The tasting of the five (2007) cuvees must rank among the greatest single tasting in the southern Rhone I have ever done in 30+ years of wine tasting. Last year I sensed something special was happening, and the bottled (2007) wines confirm that something rare had occurred in the vineyards and cellars of Clos Saint-Jean.” The estate now boasts four 100 point wines, sourced from their extraordinary old vine plots, including choice parcels in the famed La Crau district of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The raw material for this wine is what is deemed at many domaines suitable for their top end cuvees, yet at Clos Saint-Jean this is their classic bottling. This cuvee “Vieilles Vignes” is produced from the oldest vines of the